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horses as they battle these terrorists. this is. a million shares here. residents of eastern ukraine is stunned by recent military action in which a hundred civilians have been killed or injured in the last week alone a family of three died in the latest bombardment. also in the week's top stories russia succeeds in his effort to bring relief to the suffering population as tons of aid. convoy returning to russia. calls for justice over the killing of an unarmed black teenager got an iron fist response from police in the us with protesters on journalist feeling the wrath of security forces. john so what's the reason for ordering the press out. about.
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american journalists beheaded by the islamic state allegedly by a british execution look at how the jihadist movement is managing to find willing recruits in the west. where you're watching international we're coming to you live from moscow it's one pm now in the russian capital it's good to have you with us. a family of three have been killed in shelling of residential areas in the ukrainian city of donetsk they says the army made another attempt to rid the city of anti-government fighters a mother father and their eleven year old daughter were running to a shelter when the bombing began a rocket landed next to them on the streets some forty people have been killed in
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donetsk this week as shells hit apartment buildings hospitals run churches bullishly are reports. there have been massive multiple attacks in neighborhoods and residential areas here in donetsk overnight saturday that was almost a continuous stream of shelling so much so that i and other colleagues here as well as local people i know would constantly missing each other to make sure that we were ok the local press here is reporting that the ukrainian army has received an order to clear the city of local militia by independence day which is today now also receiving reports that in the past twenty four hours the anti-government fighters have retaliated against the advancing ukrainian military and they've managed to isolate two units of the ukrainian army this comes as the ukrainian army evonne says underneath it's we do know that they are trying to completely encircled the city so the situation is escalating almost by the minute when they bring the
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guns because also suffered in ten shelling and numerous casualties this week the locals there say no place is safe with bombs landing on residential areas every day for national reports from the embattled city. the devastation of we worried shelling we were here last fall days ago and we've returned to find lugansk there in the scars of sustained attack kiev is calling this a full on assault the final stage of its military operation and the fact it's having the locals is all too clear every day residential areas of the city of largo on sky being targeted fortunately when this five story apartment building was hit no word was heard by the time it happened almost all the residents have already fled minutes later we come across two of the handful of people still living here and they're clearly terrified.
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the. many of those still here high the elderly hold to seek to leave. and like elenor they're forced to take shelter in their basements when the shelling begins they do realize the good you look at that new low home and many of children look at the last media they don't know what at all events you know they're your buddies biological i am the hornet across the globe then your point of going out the real fear for the obama i don't know but being yelled i don't know but i'm hanging in the boat but it really was the this is the scene in lugansk central market it was heat on monday but the smell of burning still hangs heavy in the air and steam in the line of fire this is a vast city market and mon cher moved here because it was.
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we rushed to the nearest bomb shelter in another basement. candles can still be found in the shops and they've become crucial in a city without electricity. who just about to start moving our piece to have her own show just minutes away from us the near constant bombardment is taking its toll on locals who go. there and there are. big story it tells us she has little choice but to state what you usually only a couple. never seen are going. thousands of refugees have pulled out of the ganske to escape the recent shelling and even if this turns out to be the final assault on the city as the government in
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kiev claims the effects of this is stained fighting will be felt by civilians here for many years to come. here if notion r.t. iligan ski crane. after weeks deprived of food and water a russian humanitarian aid convoy finally reached desperate ukrainians who lined up to get basic essentials the aid convoy is now back in russia after unloading tons of food medicine and water in less than twenty four hours two hundred eighty trucks made their way through war torn eastern ukraine after being stored at the border for over a week here was reluctant to let the column through citing a lack of proper checks and documentation the international red cross says it was disappointed with the delay when the aid was needed so much the i.c.r.c. regrets that customs in fact inspections as agreed to between the russian federation and ukrainian authorities where delayed by the ukrainian authorities the
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many german situation there is dire. we found the city without water. without electricity without supplies. and cut off from the rest of the world and we. it's an infrastructure. or despite the humanitarian mission the west quickly suggested the aid column was a russian invasion and hysteria was found by headlines such as these comparing the convoy to a trojan horse or artillery units we asked a political analyst noice a mallet john investigative journalist neil clark about those accusations. the hypocrisy here is really off the scale isn't it because it seems ok for the western powers to bomb sovereign states for humanitarian reasons but it's not ok for russia the same did a humanitarian aid convoy if russia did invade ukraine we know about it when we the ukraine is we're not going to allow this convoy is pretty clear they're going to
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find any excuse to stop it from going through and as they were doing this people are being killed and dying in the east of ukraine and that really is outrageous the double standards here this is the pinnacle of hypocrisy there it's clear that there is no invasion it's clear that the convoys purely humanitarian and it's clear that the arrival of the convoy has a point to underscore to the rest of the world that there is no invasion that the only people suffering here are the peaceful people in eastern ukraine that their own government is trying to murder and that's a problem and so they need to divert attention from this to some sort of hypocritical to talk of russian invasion i doubt there would be a european aid coming into that region for them people in donetsk and lugansk there'd there's subhumans there like the prime minister said they're not considering these people people they're considering them rebels aggressors russians or whatever so they're not going to help them even though by their own rhetoric and by their own values they should but i don't expect that to happen at all. well it's
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not any ukraine's east is being left to deal with the consequences over the fighting this is the western ukrainian city of laval or eleven soldiers were buried on tuesday they died in action in the country's east family and friends gathered to pay their last respects of the coffins were carried to the sound of the national anthem. the international red cross has joined the search for andre stan in a russian photojournalist who disappeared in ukraine almost three weeks ago despite an international outcry his whereabouts remain unknown and there's no information the un various rights groups i'm journalist around the globe are all demanding he have secure his release thirty three year old stan in his work for many international news organizations such as reuters and the associated press his mother hopes to see her son seen. them in. school the school. is the most. looked at in all sparkly
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able to look the way she is. it appears to. be. complicit. in albany several thousand people have gathered in new york to protest against police violence in the u.s. . i think. they also joined calls for justice over the killing of unarmed teenager michael brown in the town of ferguson demonstrators accuse the police of being criminals after a heavy handed response to peaceful protests alters more important reports of how brown's killing has called public uproar in america. unrest driven by anger over michael brown's death carried on for a second week demonstrators on the streets of ferguson once again met with tear gas
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rubber bullets and flash grenades freedom of the press was also under threat as our own correspondent was engulfed in a cloud of tear gas right now you can see behind me look they're firing this is either tear gassed all our small cannons that have also been used throughout these nights oh our wait let's go let's go is the. sound guys here gets right to the states affected saying oh my god i did other reporters faced death threats from police. have. had to have their. in the seat louis city the first amendment was confined to a media pan and at least six journalist were arrested for attempting to do their job kevin johnson what's the reason for ordering the press out what's the reason border guard boats robredo that's your president i did not. take your bar where are all the revival of it and i don't want. you i don't care to question i just asked
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a question that's right the way life totals was circling in a walking with very little saw those were all the photos photos and butts of the officer and decided that circles were not big enough he decided that he got handcuffed the rubber all to. roughly two hundred ten people have reportedly been arrested since the august tenth protests began including nineteen year old holocaust survivor hedy epstein. police has and tried to incite the people in ferguson of the people that come to the demonstrations. so if they become more violent then the police will become even more violent that will be their excuse criticism surrounding heavy handed police tactics deepened wednesday when a few miles from ferguson another black man who allegedly shoplifted from a store was shot dead by white police officers may powell was brandishing
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a knife but instead of using a taser or other nonfatal methods cops fired nine shots into the twenty five year old the militarization of america's law enforcement has made front page news around the world critics say arming local cops with war weapons fuels a more aggressive type of policing that lacks accountability america has a lot of issues it has a lot of problems it goes around the world preaching morality but the ugly images of america's military police and beating people in the streets and riot. troops and soldiers in the military on its own citizens has woken the world up that america speaks with. by the end of the week police clashes and protests decreased significantly as temperatures in ferguson have around thirty seven degrees celsius meanwhile the st louis grand jury has already begun hearing evidence to determine if ferguson officer darren wilson should be charged with the death of michael brown a decision is expected in october but the makeup of the jury may good night
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a wave of backlash to see nine white people and only three black people were chosen as jurors the on even representation may spark a new feeling of injustice causing the public to accuse the process of being bias. r.t. ferguson. well the police in ferguson have been equipped with some heavy duty military equipment let's have a look now first of all they have gas masks and tear gas as well and they've also got military grade weapons bulletproof vests and stun grenades and that's not including additional handguns finally they're backed up with heavily armored vehicles fitted for crowd control former police captain ray lewis says it's the actions of the office's the lead to the violence in the town. the fact that the police chief jackson took several days to come out with any information and identifying the officer is outrageous when something like this happens that
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information has to be given to the public as quickly as possible when he came out with the information about who the officer was what he did was he made michael brown look like a thief of the community saw that exactly for what it was and they were outraged now after that they bring in the military cops. individuals occupying officers their armored from head to toe and when you bring when you dress officers like an occupying army. like an occupying army and we all know what happens in other countries that we have occupied atrocities are committed . while the case of michael brown has hated the debates over the use of lethal force against minorities in america a number of young black men have died at the hands of police the vix year in april a police officer shot down try hamilton ten times during a struggle in
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a park in july and would go on and died on the ground after an off so used a prohibited choke hold on him which you can see that well earlier this month jordan cool food was gunned down when he picked up and their rifle from a shop shelf in. also this month mentally ill man. who was shot dead while in compliance with police orders and don't say pollack who was killed after repeatedly being shocked with a stun gun on suspicion of robbery. demonstrators clashed with police in sweden on saturday when anti fascist activists attempted to block a rival rally at least ten people were taken to hospital some with serious injuries when violence broke out in the city of malmo police forces trampled several
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protesters while one was hit by a van nine people were arrested around fifteen hundred activists gathered to disrupt the speech by the leader of a swedish neo nazi party tension mounted when a firecrackers and smoke bombs were thrown the unrest comes ahead of the country's parliamentary vote. coming up russia's a blogger with european products isn't seen as a day in the e.u. the farm is worried about russia's e.u. food a ball go in response to western sections bottom all coming up. i was taught in medical school that vaccines are safe and they're affected i had no reason to believe other words my daughter's name would speak toria she was beautiful and perfect she was so happy then she was back to drug
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administration the centers for disease control and prevention are recommending the use of that vaccine for all something's happened on victoria's stop breathing she's turning it's a beautiful back seat back there it doesn't matter what people say it doesn't matter what people's opinions are all you have to do is look at the data i have a child and i follow rules. idea mr. aren't saying that some people at this week can be sacrificed. for the greater good. as russia and the west continue to drift apart into a new cold war russia's worldview of international politics is largely neglected in western media and in the halls of power russia will defend its national interest and also house its own red lines.
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this week the beheading of an american journalist by islamic state militants horrified the world shock was compounded by the discovery that the execution that was from britain u.k. media reporting intelligence service information say he was a wealthy man and used to live in a mansion in the u.k. . the reports. the brutal killing of an american journalist by a british citizen grisly footage posted online showing james foley beheaded by an islamic state militant his execution a speaking in english with an english accent blaming recent days strikes by america in iraq we are in a slump and a state that has been accepted by a large number of muslims worldwide it prompted the british prime minister to cut short his holiday while ten downing street called the brutal murder shocking and to pray for but it's also prompted calls by some and pays for the west to rethink its
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policy in syria and iraq we reply supplied some stuff in terms of communication to these people all of these people got a hold of this predominantly. types of niceness type who are now turned into a formidable force however foreign secretary philip hammond made it very clear there will be no change in britain's approach but i reject any suggestion that british foreign policy is providing any kind of excuse for what i salute doing i still has a poisonous ideology we will support moderate. secular democratic oppositions to murderous dictatorships whether it's by sil all whether it's the assad regime in syria but the brutal murder of james foley has raised other awkward questions for the government namely the growing number of britons fighting alongside jihadists around four hundred thought to have taken up
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arms in syria and iraq and some experts believe it's a tide that will be difficult to reverse the counter extremism units have not been very effective and the reason they're not very effective is because they're dealing in a framework which they cannot change they cannot change the social situation of many young minority brits in this country they cannot change the foreign policy of great britain and given those. limitations it's unsurprising that they have been unable to fix the situation on their own last year britain was shocked by the horrific killing of british soldier lee rigby outside his london barracks hacked to death by two u.k. nationals who converted to islam and claimed they were avenging the deaths of muslims killed by british forces but despite the outrage that followed hundreds of britons have continued to join the islamic state while there's been widespread condemnation of the jihadists it is clear they do have their sympathizers and for britain still very close to home andrey farmer for r.t.
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london. where the islamic state is considered too violent even by al-qaeda leaders but despite the atrocities the militants seem to be finding growing support in europe now in france a poll suggests fifteen percent of the population support the islamic state and a third of those aged between eighteen and twenty four some of the islamic states popularity is being attribute it to a p.r. campaign on the web on social media there have been many images posted a famous european monuments and blazing with arabic slogans such as long live the islamic state or the threat of the islamic state is spreading far beyond europe on the middle east indonesian police have been put on alert temple after a threat made by jihadists all the details are on our website. also on r.t. dot com we've got the best pictures from a color run in sweden where participants were showered with bright powder throughout the race.
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rushes block on importing most european foods in response to western sanctions has triggered anger across the. in spain farmers take out crates of fruit and burn seeing flags producers there are bracing for a sharp drop in prices due to the recently imposed russian embargo trade unions say this will also mean significant job losses these concerns a shared by farmers not only in spain. and i think we'll fix them through the sanctions people are very pessimistic no nobody explains to farmers what's happening we don't know what the future will hold right now we have no other market to send produce to apart from the russian one i really disagree with the use decision to impose these sanctions on russia it was a big mistake because we never had any problems with russia listen we're broke we've come to a dead end nobody cares about us except called nobody cares how much money we need
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how are we going to survive. the u.s. has invited the british security company g four s. to maintain the infamous kuantan i'm obey prison in cuba at the cost of one hundred million dollars but critics say the there's much to be desired so let's take a look at some of the company's recent p.r. disasters it was supposed to maintain security a london olympics two years ago but didn't deliver enough personnel while exceeding the budget eight times over it's not too gentle when it comes to the treatment of detainees either hundreds of complaints have been made over racism and assaults while the deportation procedure under g four s. supervision has also previously gone wrong with an angolan man dying or being guarded by the company and even managed to lose the keys to a prison in iran they left dozens of inmates trapped in their cells and cost more than four hundred thousand dollars to fix and finally the u.n. watchdog blasted the military contractor for its lack of competence michael roddy
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from a london based antiwar group says this list could go on. well this lady's contract is there's multiple levels of scandal involved over in the u.k. it's been it's admitted to overbilling the ministry of justice over police officer euphemism for the theft but the scandals don't stop there we've we've seen. g four s. find in australia for the death in custody of an aboriginal man will have been transported there's also a death of a young fifteen year old prisoner in the last few years so there's been multiple deaths in custody we've had the scandal of g four s. charging for the electronic tagging of people that were dead effectively so that's where the overbilling came in. in terms of the prison services they also serve israeli prisons where there are thousands of palestinians killed many of them children. in guantanamo bay they're obviously maintaining
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a structure now in defiance of the geneva conventions i've seen other world news in brief. an israeli air strike has leveled a twelve story apartment building in gaza no casualties have been reported as civilians were warned prior to the strike the attack comes in response to continuing rocket and mortar fire from gaza egyptian officials are calling for true for a truce but israel refusing any dialogue until hamas stops firing rockets. the aviation industry has been put on red alert over an icelandic volcano which is expected to be large amounts of ash parts of the country's airspace has been closed although the nation's airports are currently operating as normal seismic activity has also increased with a four point nine magnitude earthquake reported in two thousand and ten the eruption of another volcano in iceland whose huge disruptions to european flights and made life hard for news presenters who got their tongues in
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a twist trying to pronounce the difficult name. well. i ask the. age of four i. just. want to meet them they will look at. a. good bill now whether or not we should brace ourselves for another travel nightmare is still unclear but good news for presenters i'm travelers alike iceland has already issued a pronunciation guide for the latest. a z when you know how coming up with international reports on the child vaccine debate in the u.s. but if you're watching in the u.k. you can get a look behind the scenes of the latest episode of news team stay with us.
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just the other week on the program we discussed how it's technically legal but not very motivating to impose a curfew on to minors but now that adults are protesting in ferguson missouri the government is placing a curfew on them i'd like to make a small speculation warning this curfew is probably an excuse to break up the protesters once you disperse angry people a lot of their energy to protest is also dispersed but let's think about this if you take a look at the constitution and there are no effective powers listed it doesn't say works from nine to five minutes just because crowd control the darkness is much more difficult and scary for the police doesn't mean that your ability to protest vanishes along with the sun in the evening regardless of whether you agree with the protesters or whether you agree with the idea of protesting at night or not i think is beyond question that you cannot impose a curfew on adults in the united states just because the last two presidents have
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used the constitution as toilet paper does not make it somehow invalid at night but that's just my opinion. these are just soldiers this that's not a soldier's russia's internal special forces but being tough and good with a gun may not be enough of these extreme tests. only the most capable will be to the end. of. those whose dreams can build way to exhaustion ranks put themselves through fire smoke and water but not for money promotion. is the coveted crimson bearer. once we school. the biology teachers there cooperates with their local gender experts and they came to the conclusion that the metaphor that the spread.

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